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Amelia Simmons

Amelia Simmons, Police Reporter

Hi my name is Amelia Simmons and I am a third-year student at UNF. I am a communications and political science major with a great interest in journalism. I love spending as much time as I can outdoors whether it be at the beach or with my horse. I am interested most in looking for the best things in everything we all do!

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A whiteboard reads Trying to connect to UNF Wireless? with three steps for how to download ClearPass OnGuard

[Photo] ClearPass no longer required when using UNF Wi-Fi

August 15, 2022

A dedicated whiteboard by the UNF library's front desk instructing students on how to download ClearPass OnGuard and connect to the Wi-Fi during the Fall 2021 semester. Numerous students questioned the...

The words Police Beat are written in red and white, surrounded by a white square outline. In the background, a University of North Florida Police Department cruiser is tinted blue.

Police Beat: Half naked man attempts to fight with UPD

October 25, 2021

(Updated 10:30 am Oct. 26, 2021, to correctly attribute quote.) Wearing nothing but jeans, the University Police Department (UPD) received a call about a suspicious person trying to enter campus. Described...

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‘Take Back the Night’ returns in-person

October 19, 2021

“Take Back the Night” returns to UNF in support of Domestic Violence Awareness month. Hosted by the UNF Alpha Chi Omega women’s fraternity, of which the author is a member, the event is a walk and...

Photo by Sandro Schuh.

What happened to intramural sports?

October 19, 2021

Students have traditionally loved participating in Intramural sports at UNF for years, but after COVID-19 hit, they haven’t returned. What happened?  Last year when COVID-19  wreaked havoc on normal...

Photo by Camille Shaw.

Is UNF dining understaffed?

October 6, 2021

Students on campus over the past few weeks have most likely seen these signs offering bonuses to anyone who would like to apply for a part-time or full-time job with UNF dining, and dozens of the signs...

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Why are students being asked to give their signatures on campus?

October 4, 2021

Students on campus have been asked to sign waivers by people around campus for years, however, this semester these interactions seem to be at an all-time high. Students are seemingly unable to spend a...

Photo by Keri Weiland.

UNF’s undefeated football team

October 1, 2021

UNF students have wondered for years if the school was ever going to start a football program, so Spinnaker decided to get to the bottom of it and the answer is more complicated than students would think. Spinnaker...

The words Police Beat are written in red and white, surrounded by a white square outline. In the background, a University of North Florida Police Department cruiser is tinted blue.

Police Beat: Vehicle vandalism

September 22, 2021

Two reports of vehicle vandalism have been made to UPD since Sep. 13, both assumed to be done Carrie Underwood style: with a key. First Incident: The first report was made on September 13th when...

Spotty and unreliable, behind UNF’s wifi problem

Spotty and unreliable, behind UNF’s wifi problem

September 16, 2021

(Updated at 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sep. 22) Students at UNF have always struggled with connecting to the internet on campus. After a majority of students have returned back to campus, staying connected...

The words Police Beat are written in red and white, surrounded by a white square outline. In the background, a University of North Florida Police Department cruiser is tinted blue.

Police Beat: Alleged serial bike thief apprehended

September 14, 2021

UNF has been experiencing a series of bike thefts on campus, and UPD may have caught one of the culprits. Last week, UPD stopped a man they call David Davidson after he was seen on a bike heading to campus...

UNF nursing student say they’re getting forced to decide: Get vaxxed or get axed

UNF nursing student say they’re getting forced to decide: Get vaxxed or get axed

September 2, 2021

University of North Florida student, Kaitlyn Hevner, says she may have to step out of her last semester of nursing school because she has chosen not to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Hevner says she...

Photo by Morgan Purvis

Advice for freshmen from UPD’s Chief Mackesy

September 2, 2021

The University’s Police Department Chief, Frank Mackesy, is excited to offer advice for all of the freshmen and new students this fall semester on campus. Chief Mackesy is an alumnus of the University...

Students thoughts on President Szymanski stepping down

Students thoughts on President Szymanski stepping down

August 13, 2021

Students had mixed feelings about President Szymanski stepping down. Spinnaker posted an open response question on Instagram asking students how they felt about this change. The responses were largely...

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